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    Accidentally deleted .alx file....help

    I accidentally deleted the .alx files thats associated with my 3rd party apps that I backed-up and now I can't load my apps. Is there anything I can do to reload my apps?




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    Do you not have your apps on you device? If so...you can resave them to your PC. Better yet....I would go through the process of backing up your 3rd party apps again. Then just let DM create you another .alx file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MePascal View Post
    Do you not have your apps on you device? If so...you can resave them to your PC. Better yet....I would go through the process of backing up your 3rd party apps again. Then just let DM create you another .alx file.
    Pascal hit it on the head. A new alx file will be generated when you back up your 3rd party apps again.
    No matter where you go, there you are

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    Yeah....Then just copy/paste into your pin#/folder that holds your apps....

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    have you done a search it might be hiding in you recycle bin? when did you delete it?
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    The problem is that I don't have all my apps on my phone. I also have a few custom themes I paid for and I don't have those themes loaded on my device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thetruth View Post
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    The problem is that I don't have all my apps on my phone. I also have a few custom themes I paid for and I don't have those themes loaded on my device.
    It should not matter that you don't have them on your device. The .alx file will be generated regardless. Once you search for the file and locate it, you will be able to copy and paste it into a previously saved folder of the apps you have on your PC. Now if you deleted your entire folder....You have another problem....If this is the case.....I'm sorry, but you have deleted all your 3rd party apps as well as the .alx file.

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    Ill go give this a try and see how it goes.

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    Yeah truth...Just act as if you were going to backup your 3rd party apps for the first time. Follow the step by step. Search your PC for the PIN# associated to your device then when the PC finds your .alx file, copy/past it inside the folder that you have previously saved from before.

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    I attempted and it didn't work. I plugged in my device, did the back-up process and searched for my pin. In the search results, my PC found two entries. One being a folder with my pin and inside the folder it contained my apps that are currently loaded on my device and it also contained an .alx file. The other search result was an .alx. I copied and pasted the .alx file that was inside my pin folder to the folder that contains my apps from a previous back-up. I ran the app loader and the only apps that appear are the ones that were loaded on my device. Did I do something wrong?

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    I would try the other .alx file. The .alx file that you that you found is just the command directory for the apps to install install. I guess what I'm saying is that an .alx is an .alx. There isn't a discrepancy.

    I would close Desktop Manager and use the Loader.exe. method

    Open My computer>>Local Disk (C)>>Program Files>>Common Files>>Reasearch In Motion>>AppLoader>>Loader.exe

    Run this and then see if your older apps show in the configuration screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MePascal View Post
    I would try the other .alx file. The .alx file that you that you found is just the command directory for the apps to install install. I guess what I'm saying is that an .alx is an .alx. There isn't a discrepancy.

    I would close Desktop Manager and use the Loader.exe. method

    Open My computer>>Local Disk (C)>>Program Files>>Common Files>>Reasearch In Motion>>AppLoader>>Loader.exe

    Run this and then see if your older apps show in the configuration screen.
    My older apps didn't show up in the config screen.

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    Have you selected browse and tried to find the folder with your older apps?

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    If while in the configuration screen, you select browse and try to find the folder with your older apps. Open that folder the select the app you want to install. Hope that makes sense. The original configuration screen will not automatically find those older apps. You will need to direct the loader to the file that you want to pull the app from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MePascal View Post
    If while in the configuration screen, you select browse and try to find the folder with your older apps. Open that folder the select the app you want to install. Hope that makes sense. The original configuration screen will not automatically find those older apps. You will need to direct the loader to the file that you want to pull the app from.
    I clicked on the 'add' button then select the .alx file but loader.exe still on displays the apps that were on my device. Not the ones that I need to reload.

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    Okay truth...I'm away from a PC for a while...Best thing is not to panic..we will find a way. This can't be that difficult IMO. No crack on you truth....just we're missing something. I'm getting truck serviced right now but I'll be around my PC in a couple of hours.

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    You could try a different, but unlikely to work approach. You could try using Recuva to undelete the file you accidentally deleted. The reason I say this is not likely to work is because the deleted file could have already been written over making it unrecoverable. There's also a more advanced file recovery tool called TestDisk that could work better than Recuva. Though this tool is a lot more dangerous to use if you do not know what you are doing and not comfortable using a command line tool.

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    Thetruth, in the last case, apps/themes that you purchased thru mobihand, are stored on mobihand account. You can log in and download them again. I know its a pain but still possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by olta777 View Post
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    Thetruth, in the last case, apps/themes that you purchased thru mobihand, are stored on mobihand account. You can log in and download them again. I know its a pain but still possible
    I didn't buy the themes through the app store. I'll just contact the individual theme builders and ask them for send me the OTA again. Thanks to everyone who helped me out.

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    Thetruth, in the last case, apps/themes that you purchased thru mobihand, are stored on mobihand account. You can log in and download them again. I know its a pain but still possible
    I didn't buy the themes through the app store. I'll just contact the individual theme builders and ask them for send me the OTA again. Thanks to everyone who helped me out.
    Did you keep your initial download links? Losing 3rd party apps is horrible! I have had that happen to me so I understand

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